Pulau Pangkor Transportation

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    How to get to Pulau Pangkor from Kuala Lumpur

    by jenniferchin Written Aug 4, 2003

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    The bus I took .....

    1) Get tickets from Puduraya, Kuala Lumpur
    2) Your destination should be Lumut, Perak.
    3) One-way ticket to Lumut = RM16
    4) Earliest bus 8.30am. I took the 9am.
    5) Journey takes 4 hours, with one stop along the highway for toilet break.
    6) Final stop in Lumut.
    7) Buy your return ticket (if you are in a hurry to get back later)
    8) Walk to Jetty (3 minutes away)
    9) One-way ferry ride to Pulau Pangkor is RM4. Get off at the second stop. The first stop is at the Fishermen's Village.

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    Ring for the shuttle

    by tere1 Updated Jul 24, 2006

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    The island in Pangkor Laut is huge so , when you want to go somewhere more distant, ie, to the Spa Village or to Emerald Bay, there are several points next to the different type of villas where you can ring a button and a shuttle will come to pick you and take you to your destination. It usually takes only a few minutes .

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    Getting there

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    On the road from Teluk Intan to Lumut

    From KL, take the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) heading North and exit at "Bidor". Once you exit at Bidor, drive along the trunk roads by following the signs to "Teluk Intan". From there there are adequate signs that read "Lumut " or "Pulau Pangkor".

    Make your way to the jetty to catch the ferry to Pulau Pangkor. There are a few places where you can safely park your car at a flat per-day rate.

    The drive from KL to the ferry jetty is approximately 3-4 hours, depending on your speed and prevailling traffic conditions.

    Note: There will also be signs that read "Pelabuhan Lumut (Lumut Port)" which is NOT the same as Lumut Jetty. The Lumut Port is actually several km away from Lumut itself, but in the same direction as the road to Swiss Garden Damai Laut Resort & Spa. If you follow this road, you will ultimately end up in the town of Taiping.

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    Berjaya Air

    by grets Written Aug 15, 2004

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    We were warned prior to leaving home that the luggage weight limit for this flight from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor is 10kg. Having twice that amount of luggage we were hoping for storage facilities at the airport, but there are none. As we are returning to KL after Pangkor, our agents in KL kindly offer to store the luggage for us. As it turns out, on check-in, and Italian couple with 60kg luggage between them weren't charged any extra, in fact no-one even commented.

    There are only 13 passengers on this Dash 7 48-seater flight, so we manage to secure an emergency exit seat each, right at the front. We have great views of the hotel as we fly over Pangkor Laut.

    The arrival airport lounge in Pangkor is open sided, rustic and friendly. The Pangkor Laut reps are waiting to transfer us across the island in a very cramped and old mini-bus. It is not in keeping with the luxury of the resort.

    The jetty where we catch a transfer to Pangkor Laut is busy and confusing. We are on a private boat with seven others.

    The journey across the water is OK and the hotel looks lovely from the sea approach.

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    Lumut to Pangkor

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Aug 1, 2004

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    What a snout!

    At the Lumut jetty, you can buy tickets to join the ferry to Pulau Pangkor. There are ferries at regular intervals (every 20 mins or 30 mins, depending on whether weekday, weekend or PH).

    The 30 minute journey is comfortable and safe. Yes, I checked and there are life jackets on board.

    For those passengers who want to go to Pangkor Island Beach Resort, the drop off point is different from the main drop off point., which is nearer to Pangkor town.

    During school holidays and public holidays, there was a long queue of people trying to leave the island at the same time (probably they have to catch some kind of public coach). So, if you have time (and your own car), instead of queuing up with them, go to the jetty after the peak period. After 4pm onwards should be safe.

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    "Taxi" on Pangkor

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 15, 2006

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    What you'll see : Pangkor Laut from the water

    When you think of a taxi, you would think that it would probably look like a sedan vehicle of sorts but on Pangkor, they would be in the form of vans. When you arrive at one of two main Pangkor's ferry terminal, you will find many vans and their drivers outside welcoming you and offering to take you to wherever you want to go or a two-hour "special island tour" where they will take you to the major tourist spots for about US$15. Not bad considering you will have the van to yourselves, but this is recommended for first timers or visitors

    I've heard that a ride from one area to the next is about RM1 (or under US$0.50) but if they know you're a visitor, don't expect this

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    Ferries from Lumut

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 15, 2006

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    Fast ferry to Pangkor Island

    You can easily catch ferries from Lumut ferry terminal to Pangkor every 15 min to 30 min and a return fare is quite cheap, about RM10 (USD3) for adults, less than half for children. Two ferry companies cater for locals and visitors alike and the service is relatively the same

    The ferries are quite comfortable with airconditioning and the journey takes about 40 min. The ferry terminal is in town so you needn't catch a taxi or another bus when you arrive in Lumut town

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    Flights to Pulau Pangkor

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Berjaya Air plane

    For such a little island, you wouldn't have thought that there would be flights to Pulau Pangkor but to the delight of travellers, Berjaya Air flies their DeHavilland Dash 7 aircraft to Pangkor from Kuala Lumpur five times a week. The journey takes under an hour and the fare is about US$120 return

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    Getting to Pulau Pangkor - exit Ipoh instead

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    Hills of Ipoh in the distance

    updated in November 2007:

    Heading North on the NKVE (North Klang Expressway) from KL, exit at "Ipoh".
    From there, take route 5 to Lumut and Pulau Pangkor. This route is longer, but an overall easier drive.

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    Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Laut by car

    by Restless-in-kl Written Sep 7, 2005

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    Directions by Road
    For guests driving to Pangkor Laut from Kuala Lumpur, the nearest town on the mainland is Lumut, where the Resort office will be able to assist with check-in procedures and directions to the jetty for the ferry service.

    The journey is approximately 280km and will take around 4 hours.
    Take the North South Expressway, starting at the Damansara toll plaza, heading for Ipoh.

    Exit at the Bidor toll plaza where the charges are approximately RM15.80 per car
    The rest of the journey will be on trunk roads. You will pass through Bidor where there is a Shell petrol station on your left if you need to refuel.

    Follow signboards stating “Pelabuhan Lumut” or “Lumut Naval Base”.
    You will then need to follow signboards to “Teluk Intan”, “Setiawan” and “Pulau Pangkor”.

    The journey from Bidor town to Lumut jetty is approximately 110 km, or 1 ½ hours.
    Once you see the jetty ahead of you, our Lumut office is on the left just past the Shell Petrol Station. Look out for a single storey building with a large signboard that states “Pangkor Laut”

    There is a car park next to our Lumut office with a nominal fee of RM10 per day for overnight parking.

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    Ferry to Pangkor

    by iskandarsuhaimi Updated Nov 25, 2012

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    To avoid long queue, buy your ticket at 11 pm and above. You'll avoid long line of tourists and locals eager to get into the island. This also means you'll be able to roam around a half empty ferry on your way there.

    BTW, tickets to Pangkor are return tickets. On your way back, there's no ticket needed. The ferry agent use a ticker to count the number of passengers allowed on board.

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    Peak period taxi service is very expensive

    by wengs Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    We went there during the chinese new year. As our resort Pangkor Island Beach Resort is located far away from the town, it is very difficult to get the taxi to the resort to pick us up. I happened to catch hold of a taxi who drop by our resort to drop off some passengers. The taxi driver (chinese guy wearing sunglasses) charges us RM80 just for the trip to and back from pangkor town. Our group of 14 people squeezed into his tiny van and took a roller coaster ride to the pangkor town which is about 20 mins away. Upon reaching pangkor town, the taxi drive demanded us to pay him the full amount. However, we just pay him RM50. We later found out that we we ripped off as it only cost RM20 for the one way trip from our resort to town. Anyway, according to the locals, it is very difficult to get a taxi at this time. So, we have to pay that amount to get a taxi to town.

    How I wish the hotel can provide a exclusive taxi shuttle services from the resort to the town so that we will not be captured in the resort compound only. Can Pangkor Island Beach Resort provide this service in future?

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  • Only 10 Mins ferry ride to Pangkor Island

    by mip_18 Written Nov 4, 2010
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    I found a new jetty to Pangkor Island!! Only 10 mins ferry from the Marina Island Pangkor jetty to Pangkor. Ferry price is the same as Lumut. Ferry waiting area has AIR-CON.. phew.. no sweat..! Plenty of parking too (cheaper than Lumut).

    How to get to Marina Island.. visit: http://marinaisland.com/marinaisland/contact_index.asp
    1) Follow the sign to Lumut/ Teluk Batik/ TLDM/ Marina Island Pangkor
    1) At the junction where you see a huge Sea Shell, turn LEFT.
    2) Follow the sign to Teluk Batik/ Marina Island Pangkor.
    3) Go past the turning to Teluk Batik (on your left), drive straight.
    4) 50m from the Teluk Batik turning, turn LEFT into MARINA ISLAND. There is a 400m bridge that link the mainland to MARINA ISLAND Pangkor. Follow the sign to the JETTY, to get to Pangkor Island/ Pulau Pangkor.

    I recommend spending some time walking around the ironic man-made island... as a visitor, I'm quite proud of this island....

    You will LOVE the MAN-MADE Marina Island.....

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    Star Shuttle from LCCT and KLIA

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 4, 2012
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    Star Shuttle has large comfortable coaches that leave from LCCT ad then KLIA travelling to Sitiawan - you then need to catch a public bus or taxi to Lumut which is about 10km futher down the road.
    The Star Shuttle route is very convenient if you don't want to go into KL city as it bypasses the city and therefore saves a lot of time.
    Cost for the tickets is 45RM - very comfortable seating with a rest stop along the way. The full size bus only has half the regular seating so plenty of leg room.
    I was able to book and pay for tickets online in Australia

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    Ferry from Lumut to Pulau Pangkor

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 4, 2012
    Terminal Jeti, Lumut for the trip to Pulau Pangkor
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    Lumut is a bustling little town but there is not a great deal to do so catch a ferry to Pangkor as soon as you can. Ferries leave frequently from early morning to dusk. The trip lasts for 35 to 40 minutes. There are several ferry companies and a return ticket costs 10RM.
    From the deck there are some great views.
    Note that there are two jetties on Pangkor - get off at the second jetty for Pangkor Town and transport to hotels.

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